Team directory: K

Team directory: K

Assistant Professor of Political Science Josh Kalla

Joshua Kalla, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Joshua Kalla is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University with a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley (2018). His research studies political persuasion, prejudice reduction, and decision-making among voters and political elites, primarily through the use of randomized field experiments.

Christina Kinane

Christina Kinane, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Christina M. Kinane is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University and a Research Fellow at the Institution of Social and Policy Studies. Broadly, she studies the role of legislatures, executives, and the bureaucracy in policymaking. In particular, her current research examines how presidents strategically use vacancies in top appointments to promote their policy priorities within the framework of interbranch bargaining. Professor Kinane teaches courses on American politics and U.S. executive politics.

Director's Fellow Coordinator/Law School Student

Sam Kuhn, Co-Director of the Director's Fellows Program

Sam Kuhn is a second-year law student at Yale. Before YLS, Sam was a Field Adviser with the National Network for Safe Communities. At NNSC, he led a multi-city Department of Justice pilot police reform project called the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice and developed and implemented strategies to reduce urban gun violence and violence in prisons.

Graduate Policy Fellow Navin Kumar

Navin Kumar,

Navin Kumar is currently a PhD student in the Sociology Department. He has used altruism to increase uptake of gonorrhea and chlamydia testing among gay and bisexual men in China. He also seeks to understand how social networks affect treatment retention and patient engagement among people receiving treatment for opioid use disorder, to better tailor services for people at higher risk of treatment failure. He is currently exploring the views of major organizations in the US legal cannabis space, to craft better cannabis policy.